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Date: Nov. 4, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Inmate dies in electrical accident

AYDEN – Inmate Jorge Figueroa, 44, was electrocuted Wednesday in an accident while he was working with a municipal utility crew.   Figueroa was working for the Town of Ayden under an inmate labor contract.  While assisting two town employees, he was electrocuted when he came into contact with a utility pole anchor.

Figueroa was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Prison officials have been unable to notify next-of-kin and have requested assistance from the Mexican Consulate in locating members of Figueroa’s family, who are believed to reside in Mexico.

Figueroa was serving a 4 year and 10 month sentence for attempted drug trafficking and drunk driving.

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Editors: A digital photo of Jorge Figueroa (#0596533) is available by using the “Offender Search” on the NCDOC website at

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